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  • Obama likely to sign two bills that could impact arms sales

    U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign in coming weeks two bills passed by Congress despite concerns raised by U.S. officials that they could add time and cost to the already complex process for approving foreign arms sales. One bill would...
  • Air Force: Boeing cost overrun on tanker project jumps to $1.5 billion

    SEATTLE Boeing engineers and mechanics are scrambling to meet an already stretched out schedule and get the 767-based platform for the Air Force's new KC-46 refueling tanker into the air by year end, with an internal flight target of Dec. 27. That's...
  • 9/11 defendant claims rough treatment by Guantanamo guards; war court sidesteps issue

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The attorney for an accused 9/11 plotter lost a bid Monday to hold an emergency war court hearing seeking urgent medical care following an episode of alleged brutal treatment at the prison's clandestine lockup for former...
  • Naval officials honor Sen. Mark Kirk's service in retirement ceremony

     Naval officials honor Sen. Mark Kirk's service in retirement ceremony
    WASHINGTON — A military retirement ceremony was held Monday at the Pentagon for Sen. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican who spent 23 years in the Navy Reserve, his spokeswoman said. Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January 2012, retired from...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...
  • Key to defeating ISIS is ideas, not arms

    There is a military term of art that has deep significance in our fight against ISIS. It captures the idea that there is an identifiable source of enemy power that, if successfully attacked, will lead to our enemy's strategic defeat. That enemy strength...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
  • After Senate report, 9/11 judge tells prosecutors to review secret court record

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The judge overseeing the 9/11 mass-murder trial has ordered prosecutors to go back and look at secrets sealed up in the court record to assess what the public can now see in light of this week's revelations in the Senate...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • DP Buzz: Torture report

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • U.S. concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya

    U.S. concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya
    Fighters for the Islamic State militant group have been training in remote areas of Libya, heightening the Obama administration’s concern about a country that U.S. officials have largely ignored since its 2011 revolution. Training camps with...